The best games where you can measure progress over time with a time tracker ⌚️ 2024

Looking for a really good game where you can track your progress with a timer ⌚️? Then we have just the thing for you: the list of the best time meter games 2024.

What are time Meter games?

There is a linear "time meter" with many squares. Each player has a marker on this so called "time meter" that indicates where he is "in time". Markers further along the line are further ahead in time.

The player with the last marker on the track (furthest "back in time") performs the next action. Each action costs time, and the player's marker is moved forward a number of spaces equal to that cost. Then the next lowest marker on the timer performs an action. It is possible for the same player to make several moves in a row.

"Time tracking" is also referred to as "time meter".

Examples of games where you can keep track of your progress with a timer

A good example of a time meter game is Patchwork.

List of best time meter games 2024 ⌚️

This list was last updated on May 13, 2024. We compared 176 board games for this list and selected the top 30. There's also a print version for this list.
  1. Patchwork

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    Patchwork is a two-player game where you compete to create the most beautiful and high-scoring patchwork quilt on your personal 9x9 game board.

    Nominated for 11 awards and won 3.

    More details for Patchwork
    • 2 Players
    • 15 - 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Patchwork

    • YouTube Review for the game "Patchwork" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Patchwork" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  2. Trekking Through History

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    Nominated for 2 awards and won 1.

    🔥 Deal: 6% cheaper than the best Geizhals deal, likely for a short time only!

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 - 60 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  3. The Search for Planet X

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    The Search for Planet X is a captivating board game that immerses players in the world of astronomy and scientific discovery. Aspiring astronomers use a combination of observation, deduction, and a companion app to unravel the mystery of a hidden planet in our solar system.

    Nominated for 5 awards.

    More details for The Search for Planet X
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 60 - 75 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  4. Tokaido: Deluxe Edition

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    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  5. Nova Luna

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    Nova Luna is an abstract tile-laying strategy game that focuses on careful planning and decision-making. Players are tasked with fulfilling objectives by placing tiles strategically, creating a unique and engaging gameplay experience.

    Nominated for 4 awards.

    ⭐️ Nominated for Spiel des Jahres 2020

    More details for Nova Luna
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 30 - 60 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Nova Luna

    • YouTube Review for the game "Nova Luna" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  6. Tokaido

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    Tokaido is a beautifully designed board game where players embark on a journey across the "East sea road", one of Japan's most scenic routes. The essence of the game lies in experiencing the journey itself, with players encountering various events and collecting diverse items along the way.

    Nominated for 5 awards.

    More details for Tokaido
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Tokaido

    • YouTube Review for the game "Tokaido" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  7. Glen More II: Chronicles

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    Glen More II: Chronicles is a sequel to the original Glen More game, offering a richly expanded gameplay experience. It transports players into the roles of leaders of Scottish clans from the early medieval ages to the 19th century.

    Nominated for 2 awards.

    More details for Glen More II: Chronicles
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 90 - 120 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  8. Thebes

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    Thebes is a board game focused on competitive archaeology, where players assume the roles of archaeologists exploring historical sites across Europe, northern Africa, and the Middle East. The game combines strategy, time management, and a bit of luck, making it an engaging experience for players interested in history and exploration.

    Nominated for 10 awards and won 1.

    ⭐️ Nominated for Spiel des Jahres 2007

    More details for Thebes
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  9. Patchwork Express

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    Nominated for 1 award.

    🔥 Deal: 7% cheaper than the best Geizhals deal, likely for a short time only!

    More details for Patchwork Express
    • 2 Players
    • 10 Minutes
    • 6+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Patchwork Express

    • YouTube Review for the game "Patchwork Express" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Patchwork Express" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  10. Namiji

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    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 30 - 45 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  11. Glasgow

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    Nominated for 2 awards and won 1.

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    • 2 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  12. Glen More

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    Glen More transports you to 17th century Scotland, where you lead a clan aiming to expand its land and wealth. This strategic game revolves around making timely decisions to develop your clan's resources, such as establishing pastures, growing grain for whisky production, trading goods, or enhancing special areas like lochs and castles.

    Nominated for 5 awards and won 1.

    More details for Glen More
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  13. Monster Baby Rescue!

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    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 20 - 40 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  14. Rocky Road à la Mode

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 20 - 30 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  15. Francis Drake

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    Francis Drake is a thrilling board game that takes players back to Plymouth Harbor in 1572, during the Elizabethan era. As aspiring captains, players engage in the strategic planning of voyages to the Spanish Main, aiming to capture the riches of the Aztec and Inca Empires. The game is a competitive race to outfit ships and set sail to claim these treasures, requiring careful decision-making and resource management.

    Nominated for 5 awards.

    More details for Francis Drake
    • 3 - 5 Players
    • 90 - 120 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  16. AuZtralia

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    AuZtralia is an adventure and exploration board game set in an alternate 1930s, inspired by Martin Wallace's A Study in Emerald. In this unique setting, players are intrepid adventurers colonizing Australia after the northern hemisphere has been devastated by war and the Old Ones. Gameplay involves building ports, constructing railways, mining, and farming, all while preparing for the awakening of the Old Ones and their human armies. Time is a crucial resource, and as the game progresses, the Old Ones awaken and become active, posing a significant threat. Players must strategically prepare for their arrival, possibly cooperating with others to fend off these nightmarish beings using military units and recruited personalities.

    Nominated for 1 award.

    🔥 Deal: 7% cheaper than the best Geizhals deal, likely for a short time only!

    More details for AuZtralia
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 30 - 120 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  17. Thebes: The Tomb Raiders

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  18. The Little Prince: Rising to the Stars

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    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 15 - 30 Minutes
    • 6+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  19. Tinners' Trail

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    Tinners' Trail takes you back to 19th century Cornwall, where you dive into the world of copper and tin mining. Your goal is to extract these valuable resources efficiently, keeping an eye on market prices to sell at peak times. Strategic placement of developments like ports, adits, and trains will reduce your mining costs. The twist? Your earnings should be reinvested in industries beyond Cornwall to rack up victory points. The sooner you invest, the better the returns.

    Nominated for 3 awards and won 1.

    More details for Tinners' Trail
    • 3 - 4 Players
    • 60 - 90 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  20. Kraftwagen

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    Nominated for 1 award.

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 75 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  21. Red November

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    Red November is a cooperative survival board game that thrusts players into the chaotic environment of a malfunctioning gnomish submarine. As members of the crew, players work together to prevent an array of disasters while a rescue team is on its way.

    Nominated for 3 awards.

    More details for Red November
    • 1 - 8 Players
    • 60 - 120 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  22. Crystal Clans

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    Nominated for 1 award.

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    • 2 Players
    • 30 - 60 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  23. Tinners' Trail

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    • 1 - 5 Players
    • 60 - 90 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  24. World of Warcraft: Miniatures Game

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    • 2 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • Easy to learn
  25. Firefly Adventures: Brigands and Browncoats

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    • 1 - 5 Players
    • 90 - 120 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  26. Sun, Sea & Sand

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    Nominated for 1 award.

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    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  27. Olympos

    All details for the board game Olympos and similar games

    Olympos is a dynamic board game by Philippe Keyaerts, the designer behind the acclaimed Small World. Set in a mythic interpretation of ancient Greece and Atlantis, Olympos offers a streamlined yet deep civilization-building experience, condensing expansive gameplay into a brisk 60-90 minutes suitable for 2-5 players. Described as a "gamer's game" despite its shorter duration, it challenges players to strategically expand their territories and develop their civilization through innovative mechanics and thematic elements.

    Nominated for 4 awards and won 1.

    More details for Olympos
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 45 - 90 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  28. High Rise

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    Nominated for 2 awards.

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    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 100 - 150 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  29. Trollfjord

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 45 - 60 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Trollfjord

    • YouTube Review for the game "Trollfjord" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  30. Opera

    All details for the board game Opera and similar games
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 90 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty

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